“Mutant fish” with giant tumor growing from head caught near Three Mile Island — Officials: “Unrecognizable pathogen” detected in species, “this is very, very serious” — Lesions found at alarming rate — Almost 70% of males have female eggs in testicles — “We’re waiting to catch one with 3 eyes” (VIDEO)

Published: June 30th, 2015 at 11:03 am ET


CNN, May 6, 2015 (emphasis added): A smallmouth bass that was pulled out of the Susquehanna River… had a large cancerous tumor protruding from its jaw… an unusual and worrisome development. “Cancerous growths and tumors on fish are extremely rare in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S…” the commission said.

FOX 43, May 5, 2015: This is the only documented case of this type of tumor being found on small mouth bass in Pennsylvania… biologists continue to find sores and lesions on young-of-year bass during late spring and early summer surveys at alarming rates.

FOX 43, May 5, 2015: The commission says it’s rare but anglers aren’t surprised. Jacob Myers and his family have been fishing [here] for decades. He joked about the abnormalities in the fish he’s caught over the years. “You know, we’re just waiting to catch one with 3 eyes”… [The bass] may look surprising to some, to anglers, unfortunately, it’s normal.

York Dispatch, May 9, 2015: [Experts say] the fish with the large, grotesque tumor bubbling out of its facewas very rare, and could be just a genetic anomaly… In 2011, experts raised concerns about the appearance of intersex smallmouth bass in the river. Many of the male fish’s testicles were found to contain immature eggs as well as sperm. [A USGS scientist] said about two-thirds of the male smallmouth bass in the river were showing signs of this.

Lancaster Online, May 5, 2015: Mutant Susquehanna River smallmouth bass with cancerous tumor caught by angler… Caught late last year by an angler fishing near Duncannon [see map].

John Arway, Fish & Boat Commission Executive Director, Dec 2012: A high percentage of fish in the river have sex signs of both male and female. That’s not natural. We’ve got a lot of things that show there is something going on with the fish. We don’t really know what’s causing it… We’ve got some photos from anglers that show green and white spots, which we haven’t seen on any other fish in the state.

Geoffrey Smith, Fish & Boat Commission biologist (pdf), 2010: Further analysis of YOY [young of the year] smallmouth bass confirmed the presence of… pathogens. One of these is an unrecognizable pathogen… Adult male smallmouth bass were determined to have very high rates of intersex: a condition in which female egg cells are found in the testes of males… It appears that yet unmeasured variables may be acting on the smallmouth bass population.

Reading Eagle, Jan 30, 2013: A disease [is] devastating the bass fishery in the Susquehanna… comparable to an epidemic in humans. The issue is “very, very serious,” [Arway] said.

Though no media outlets mentioned the fish was caught near the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, CNN’s report included footage of the river with TMI’s cooling towers in the background.

Watch the CNN broadcast here

Published: June 30th, 2015 at 11:03 am ET


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  • rogerthat


    Radioactive waste from decontamination in Fukushima cause concerns

    Weeds grow from ruptured bags of waste with low concentration-levels of radioactive substances (lower than 8,000 becquerels per kilogram) in May 2015. The bags containing waste collected from decontamination operations are being stored temporarily in the town of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture. (Kyodo)


  • rogerthat


    25 June, 2015
    Noriyuki Ishii

    Meetings on Final HLW Disposal Held behind Closed Doors, With Many Municipalities Not Attending

    The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been holding meetings to explain to local municipal governments the process for selecting sites for the final disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) from nuclear power plants, but a significant number of municipalities have withdrawn from participation. There have been instances when almost half of the expected municipal governments failed to attend.

    The low participation rate seems to stem from the municipalities’ concern that they would be “opening themselves to misunderstanding” that they were positive about locating a disposal site.

    Meanwhile, other have criticized the government’s attitude in staging the meetings behind closed doors, excluding the public.

    Since the end of May, ANRE has been holding the meetings for local municipalities jointly with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan (NUMO) — the entity responsible for the disposal business — organizing the meetings through the prefectures. The meeting schedule and the lists of participating municipalities have not been released. …

    • rogerthat

      At the meetings, ANRE representatives typically explain the policy of the central government to actively propose “scientifically-promising sites,” with the participating municipalities then asking questions about specific schedules. However, no municipality has accepted a final disposal site or even expressed interest.

      Hoping to complete the series of explanatory meetings in all prefectures by the end of the summer, ANRE is coordinating with the prefectures on the remaining schedule, which is not yet finalized.

      The national government’s stance on HLW issues can be seen in the article entitled “Government Takes Initiative on Selecting HLW Geological Disposal Sites.”

  • rogerthat


    Japan’s nuke watchdog will revise emergency medical preparedness for the public.
    In the past, hospitals near nuclear stations have been given help by the government to treat small numbers of emergency workers. However, the 2011 Fukushima accident revealed that large numbers of the public needing medical care, and also exposed to airborne contamination, overwhelmed the local medical facilities.

    On Wednesday, the NRA released a draft of new guidelines intended to create a network of medical facilities within the 30 kilometer emergency planning zones, designation 1-3 hospitals as base facilities in each.

    The hospitals are to have teams of experts to treat patients after accidents, and be available go to other prefectures where an accident might occur. The designated facilities will check evacuees for exposure to contamination, then treat the injured and sick accordingly.

    A 30-day public comment period began on Wednesday, after which the NRA will pursue making formal regulations. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150624_24.html

  • rogerthat



    Monday, June 29, 2015 By Beatrice Brailsford

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  • Sam Sam

    Code you are right on; there is no equivalency between
    natural and man made radiation. Anyone attempting to
    down play the totality of the monstrous deformation man
    made radiation is causing is under the influence of the

    Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.[1][2] The FBI's Hostage Barricade Database System shows that roughly 8 percent of victims show evidence of Stockholm syndrome.[3]

    Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes "strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other."[4] One commonly used hypothesis to explain the effect of Stockholm syndrome is based on Freudian theory. It suggests that the bonding is the individual's response to trauma in becoming a victim. Identifying with the aggressor is one way that the ego defends itself. When a victim believes the same values as the aggressor, they cease to be perceived as a threat.[5]

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Sam, the Stockholm syndrome sometimes causes nuclear professionals to wear clown outfits and forget simple math?

      I can see the day coming when the president and every official wears a clown nose and if you dont like it, they spray you from a flower on their vest…

      (no offense intended JoyB, just trying to see the humor…after all, humor is what you do now!)

    • There is no widely agreed upon diagnostic criteria to identify Stockholm Syndrome and it does not appear in the DSM or the ICD. However, studies have found evidence of emotional bonding with captors in a variety of hostage or abusive situations, including abused children and women, POWs, cult members, incest victims, and concentration camp prisoners. The syndrome is encouraged in crime situations because it can increase the hostages' chances for survival, but those experiencing it are usually not very cooperative during rescue or prosecution. Several symptoms of Stockholm Syndrome have been identified in the following: positive feelings toward the controller, negative feelings toward the rescuers, supportive behavior by the victim helping the abuser, and lack of desire by the victim to be rescued.[18][19]"

      Fits in with how the victims of the nuclear industry behave, correct?

  • Sam Sam

    As a kid saw clowns making sausage as a circus act.
    Dump it all in, grind it up and out comes sausage.
    Bananas in, medical nuclear waste too, uranium tailings,
    pump in hexaflouride gas and color it turmeric.
    Love those who serve you the sausage. Dance with
    the clowns. We all are going to die so eat more
    sausage. Clowns are the face of Farce and Death
    having you laugh all the way to the grave.

  • DeadAhead

    Fracking water cheap water for farmers-sweet- http://sputniknews.com/us/20150704/1024187464.html HAPPY 4th everyone!!

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Is it legal to stop on the side of the road and pee on a crop field in California?

      Should be.

      They could make a rest stop and pay you a penny each time you pee. Distilled pee sounds better than frack water.

      • cannotdo1 cannotdo1

        in canada u can pee alongvside the road. no problem because, distances are so great between towns. california is a very fake place. software valueless software companies that do nothing but are suppisedly worth billions. big time stars and movie actors. a city of 10 million built on one of the most god forsaken deserts ever that gets its water from 400 miles north. a city directly south or 3 bad nuclear meltdowns from santa susana that wont talk about it.
        fracking and appearances are way more important in california. they would throw you in jail for a sex crime and make you pee in a cup for the rest of your life if you peed on the side of the road in the wrong place in california.

    • Sol Man

      People with brains that don't work very well because of radiation and other toxins will agree to have even more combinations of toxic crap applied to anything! They can no longer engage in logic or value life. Suppose they don't care if their kids are pickled with whatever.

  • just found out there was a SECOND ACCIDENT AT TMI IN 2012. what? i thought it was shut down! wtf!!

    (just arrived here, havent read the back comments but am impatient and dying to know – er, bad choice of words — if anyone has mentioned it? (h/t alexander higgins, hnn))

    perhaps that explains the fishes, no?

    ps speaking of 'i thought it was shut down,' how many people know that CHERNOBYL DIDN'T STOP OPERATING UNTIL, wait, let me check….


    • There were three other reactors and they all got shut down gradually, last one was in 2000.

      Sad for all of the workers who had to be in this contaminated building for that many years. Wonder if they got paid any 'extra'?

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